Mark your calendars for July 2008 when in the state of Abuja, capital of Nigeria, West Africa, the doors open to admit the first set of students for the African University of Science and Technology [AUST].
"The African University of Science and Technology in Abuja (AUST – Abuja) was established by the Nelson Mandela Institution (NMI) in 2007 as the first of a Pan-African Network of Institutes of Science and Technology and Centers of Excellence located across the continent.AUST Abuja, a National Universities Commission (NUC) accredited university, intends to become a world class research oriented institution whose final objectives are to train and develop the next generation of African Scientists and Engineers and impact profoundly the continent’s development through science and technology applications. AUST is an independent, not for Profit University with a transparent governance system whose parent NMI is a private charity incorporated in the USA."
If you've ever thought about contributing to Africa, especially in science and technology, my very brilliant ladies and fellas, this is your opportunity! Of course we have a fashionable interest in encouraging you to be involved in science and technology. For starters, we sooooooo need our Fabric Scientists and honestly some serious Fashion Technology geeks and nerds.
Imagine a major boost and revitalization to Africa's Fashion Industry; partly because we now know the scientific breakdown/chemical composition of our numerous local authentic fabrics? How about a system where garments have labels with fiber composition and proper laundry of our 100% African garments? Imagine an Africa where science and technology experts team up with Africa's garment manufacturers and government agencies, among others, to create strong technological infrastructure that makes Africa competitive and able to meet global demands? Don't think too hard. It really can happen! If you love fashion + technology or just plain love science and technology; and you want to make a real difference starting with Africa's young brilliant minds, then you must get to gettin'! Get an application and apply today as a student or professor! Click here to visit AUST site.